*This post was supposed to go up last October but due to my father’s passing I didn’t have the opportunity to post this. I will be making these cups and sticks again. They are delicious!
Hello my friends! I made Jell-o Pudding Cups and Caramel Chocolate Pretzel Sticks and they are a hit at our home. These are perfect for Movie night with the family. Super Easy to make and delicious!
I used orange and lemon jell-o, I also used Vanilla pudding. I made the orange first and let it set in the fridge, followed by the yellow then let it set in the fridge and topped it with vanilla pudding and halloween sprinkles! So delicious and easy to make. My girls love these! These look like candy corn in a cup. Really festive and I hope you try them out. 🎃
I bought pretzel sticks and caramel candies from the Bulk Barn and I also used my favourite chocolate, Lindt of course! I melted the caramel in the microwave and dipped the pretzel sticks in the caramel. I then let them cool in the fridge on parchment paper for a minute or two. I then melted the chocolate and dipped them again in the chocolate. I placed them in the fridge on parchment paper for a minute or two. These are so good! You should totally try making these.
*Parts of this story are true. I originally was going to post this last October but due to my father’s passing I held back. I would love to know what you think of the story. Please leave a comment.
The drive to Silver Lake was beautiful. The sunlight shone through the branches and hit the orange and yellow coloured leaves. Warm sun and the shadow’s coolness hung in the air. Silver lake looked dark and more black and the silver was lost in the water’s abyss. The town close by was busy and the coffee shops and restaurants were buzzing with people and an unusual swarm of wasps attacking people as they ate food on the patio. No people aloud to sit indoors due to the pandemic but that’s not the scary part of this story.
I expected the town to be a little more serene and quiet but it was busy as can be. After lunch I looked at my phone to check what stores were around. A chocolatier, a donut shop, books shops and coffee shops. I looked up and in the distance I could see an Antique Shop. I looked back down at my phone but it wasn’t listed on the map. I told my family that I wanted to check out the Antique shop and that I was looking for a vintage candle holder and hopefully a few vintage books.
We walked toward the shop and everything around me started to look broken down and damaged. Two puppies jumped up and appeared from a dirty house window. They scared me a bit but they were cute. One metre away from the store the smell of “old things” hung in the air. The windows yellow, old and dirty. Old knickknacks displayed in the windows with little white tags. I questioned my self. “Should we go in?”
We walked in and no one was there to greet us. I thought about how I wanted to find the book “Emma” written by Jane Austen. I started to feel a little strange. My finger touching the spines of the books and my family trying to pull me away to another area. I walk two steps away and two steps back to where I was looking and my finger pointed and pulled out a navy blue covered book. I looked at the title and it was “Emma” by Jane Austen. I looked at the book and quickly put it back feeling very strange and spooked to be honest. Of all the books the one that I wanted was here? The only thing I could think of was “this is creepy juju”.
As I walked through the shop the doll’s eyes followed me.
Sinister eyes…. following me.
I quickly walked away and told my family that we need to go. Two unkept little girls started to talk to my daughters. I pulled my girls away and headed toward the EXIT. They looked like the twins from “The Shining” and they were playing with dirty dolls.
On the way out my husband asked if they had a candle holder and the two old women Ethel and Wilma were at the cash. Ethel helped my husband find the candle holder and across from the cash sat their old son that looked like the boy from “13 Ghosts”. He looked at me in a creepy way. He got up and walked away. I looked at the cash register. A bowlful of garlic for sale? Why garlic? Vampires in the town? I was so curious and yet I wanted to get out of the store.
The space swallowed me up. In the beginning it seemed fine but by the end of our walk around the store my energy was gone… Dolls with eyes that stare into your soul… Statues, old bottles, tea cups and vintage clothing…books that speak in whispers…pulls of energy that suck the life our of you…”let’s go” I said “hurry!”
I can’t believe it’s September. How are you my friends? I hope you are taking good care of your selves and are keeping safe and healthy. As for me I’m healing nicely and I’m continuing my cancer Journey with a positive mindset. It is truly hard some days. But I’m staying positive.
It’s that time of the year when I start planning October posts. Fall is my favourite time of the year. Autumn makes me happy. Books make me happy. Food makes me happy. I love all the colours that change in Autumn. I love cooler weather and the delicious autumnal foods. Do you have a bucket list? What are your favourite Fall things to do and see? Here is my bucket lists from previous years. I hope you try some of these out.
I will probably try to do a couple of blog posts but I don’t have time to do one for every day in October. I wish I could. 🎃 🍁
Health: I am doing well my friends. I’m continuing my radiation. I have 16 more to do. I am also continuing Herceptin. I’m feeling good and I just have a few aches and pains but I’m healing nicely. Radiation side effects don’t show up until two weeks later so I’ll keep you posted. I’m vlogging my radiation journey on my YouTube channel. If you like please subscribe. My hair is growing back but very very slowly.
They have amazing Fall recipes in both cookbooks and I look forward to trying a few of them out. I will definitely share them with you when I make them. Some include pumpkin bread, pumpkin soup, hot chocolate and more.
“The Unofficial Hocus Pocus Cookbook” by Bridget Thoreson
“The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook For Kids” by Alana Al-Hatlani
T H A N K Y O U
Thank you to Shoppers Drugmart and Pacifica Skincare for hosting a lovely giveaway on Instagram. I won some fabulous skincare that is vegan and cruelty free. I already started using the skincare and love them!
Thank you to AVON.CA for sending me a lovely PR Sample of FRUITS AND PASSION alo Shower Gel. “Its gentle cleansing formula is enriched with vitamins E and B5, known for their hydrating and antioxidant properties.” Thank you!
Thank you all for reading my blog post. Have a beautiful month and I look forward to writing another post very soon. Thank you!
I hope you are having a lovely Tuesday. Today I’m here to share a yummy snack mix with you. A wickedly delicious Snack mix. 👻 🎃 This is perfect for family movie night. You can also toss it on popcorn and even add pretzels to the mix. Enjoy!
1 Cup Almonds
1 Cup Pecans
4 Cups of Shreddies
A dash or two of cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice mix
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 egg whites
Set parchment paper on baking sheet.
Set oven to 325 F.
In one bowl add Almonds, Pecans, Shreddies.
In another bowl add the sugar, cayenne pepper, pumpkin spice, cinnamon and mix.
In another bowl add two egg whites and mix until frothy.
Mix the egg whites with the Almonds, Pecans and Shreddies. Toss well.
Sprinkle the Sugar and spices on top of the Almonds, pecans and Shreddies and toss well.
Lay the mix on the baking sheet.
Bake in a 325F oven for 10 min, mix the mixture with a wooden spoon and bake for another 10 to 15 min.
Take out the snack mix from the oven and cool.
Add the Reese’s Peanut Chocolate on top.
Feel free to add this mix to your popcorn or add other Halloween candies on top.
I’m so thrilled to share this spooktacular party mix with you. It’s super easy and dangerously good. You won’t be able to stop eating this mix. Sweet, crunchy, chewy and salty. So addictive! Perfect for parties and gatherings during all Hallows’ Eve…or for when ever you get the munchies in the middle of the night. 😛 🎃
395g – 1 Box of Honey Nut Chex or Cinnamon Chex
213g -1 Bag plain Bugles
2 Cups of Pretzels
3tbs of Maple Syrup
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
2 Cups Candy corn
1 Cup Candy pumpkins
1 Cup Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter minis
1 Cup mini oreos
1/2 Cup Marshmallow minis
Preheat oven 250 degrees
In a big bowl mix the Chex, Bugles and Pretzels with cinnamon, pumpkin spice and maple syrup and bake in the oven on parchment paper for 1 hour.
When done remove and cool.
Once they cool add the Candy Corn, mini pumpkins, Reeses pieces, mini Oreos and marshmallow bits.
You can sprinkle icing sugar at the end for a little more sweetness.
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